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Rhondda Powling

Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "Addressing the challenges unique to students with ADHD will help these students find ways to handle their condition effectively and even use it to their advantage. Their unique perspective can be channeled into creative writing, finding new solutions to problems, and most of all, finding, reaching, and even exceeding their goals and fulfilling their full potential."
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Six Word Memoirs Can Say a Lot | MiddleWeb - 0 views

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    Post discusses an extension writing activity using a comic site. The Six Word Memoir activity allows your to discuss the virtues of editing and concise writing. Using six words narrows your frame of vision as you have to make every word count.

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Teaching Writing With Technology? Blogging, Blogging, Blogging - 3 views

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    Helping students to cultivate the skills needed for writing is often about cultivating a love of writing. Every student needs to be able to express themselves clearly, concisely and intelligently, whatever they are going to end up doing in later life. "The best way to help them develop those skills is to make writing personal and give them a vested interest in communication. Blogs have become one of the most popular website formats in recent years. Blogging websites have become the essential ways for many people to broadcast their personal stories, challenges and insights. This has created both a new generation of budding writers as well as a generation with a keen interest in the stories of others. Blogging offers an immersive experience. Students are simply encouraged to begin a blog chronicling their life story or a subject that ignites their interest. That's when the skills are picked up and developed as a matter of course. The initial blogging assignment should be simple, but at the same time offer a bit of a challenge." Post offers some useful advice about blogging.
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Writing Aid - words that describe someone's voice - Lana Corry - 1 views

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    Downloadable A4 writing aid for quick reference - words to describe someone's voice
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http://unicefdayforchildren.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MG-creative-writing-FINAL... - 0 views

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    A document (PDF) written especially for UNICEF by Australia Ambassador & popular children's author Morris Gleitzman. It incliudes 5 tips for writing a very good short story or article and other information for teachers to use with students including frameworks and sample pieces for teachgers to use with students.
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Learning About Blogs FOR Your Students- Part III: Commenting | Langwitches Blog - 1 views

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    Blogging with students - stepping it up to blogging-commenting
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http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/blogging-commenting-rubric.pdf - 0 views

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    A comprehensive rubric for student blogging from langwitches
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100 Words Every Expert Author Should Know - 1 views

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    "EzineArticles Editors have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every Expert Author should know to be more concise, descriptive, and engaging."
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J.K. Rowling's writing style analyzed [infographic] - 2 views

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    Infographic trying to find patterns in J.K. Rowling's way of writing? Do they change over time? How does The Casual Vacancy differ from Harry Potter novels?
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12 Simple Writing Tips Everyone Should Know | Edudemic - 0 views

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    12 simple writing tips
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8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling | Edudemic - 9 views

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    A digital storytelling chart looking at the steps students need to be take when creating digital stories. "Digital stories push students to become creators of content, rather than just consumers. Weaving together images, music, text, and voice, digital stories can be created in all content areas and at all grade levels while incorporating the 21st century skills of creating, communicating, and collaborating."
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Text Layout | Festisite - 4 views

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    A website where you can type in some text and it will turn it into a shape of choice
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TaLe - Writers talk feature - 2 views

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    Writers talk is a collection of video and learning resources designed to instill a love of literature in young people and help them improve reading and writing skills. Writers talk is available through Learncast, a service providing online video for teaching and learning.
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You Are Your Words - AHD - 3 views

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    A webtool from  The American Heritage Dictionary. It enables users create a self-portrait using their words.  You can link to places where you have already written (Facebook or Twitter) or write something unique specifically for the portrait.  The unique image can be shared, saved and printed.  It works best in Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari Internet browsers. Pictures with high contrast generally work better than pictures with similar coloring and low contrast. You can adjust the colors, contrast and font after you have created an image.
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